The Ragin Cajuns will once again make a short drive to compete in a bowl game as they’ll face Jacksonville State in the New Orleans Bowl. Teiko Foxx has more with the bowl director…
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Outgoing BESE President Holly Boffy (bow-fee) defends her initiative to allow students to appeal their scores on the state’s standardized graduation exam. Brooke Thorington has more.
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It’s official! Jayden Daniels is a Heisman finalist. Colleen Crain has the story
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The Ragin Cajuns will make their seventh R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl appearance against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on December 16. Bowl director Billy Ferrante says this matchup is considered one of the more compeitive bowl games
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The Ragin Cajuns are six-and-six overall, while Jacksonville State is 8-4.
This is the 23rd annual R-and-L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and everytime, U-L Lafayette is in the game, there’s more interest locally…
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The Cajuns are 5-and-1 in the New Orleans Bowl. Ferrante says the coaches, players and fans will enjoy this year’s experience.
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The game will air on ESPN at 1:15 pm on December 16.
Seven people have been arrested in a home invasion, false imprisonment, and second-degree battery of a female in Vidalia last week. Deputies are still looking for one more person who allegedly participated. Brandy Spears with Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office says Friday, a woman walked into a Vidalia pharmacy asking for help.
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Spears says the female was inside a residence when eight individuals entered without permission. During the home invasion, she says the suspects then assaulted the victim.
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The woman escaped the next day and was able to identify eight people ranging in age from 23 to 43 involved in the home invasion.
Although the investigation is ongoing, Spears says during a search warrant narcotics were found. She says deputies are working to arrest two other persons involved.
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Anyone with leads should contact the Concordia Sheriff or call 911.
BESE President Holly Boffy continues to defend her efforts to allow students who fail the state’s standardized graduation exam to file an appeal. Boffy filed an emergency rule for the process to be implemented sooner but after political pushback, it will go into effect on December 20th.
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Boffy says it was never her intent for the issue to become a political distraction, but the December 20th date still allows for December graduates.
Louisiana is one of eight states that require passage of the graduation exam but is the only state without an appeal. In just over two weeks, Boffy if a student is unable to pass a portion of LEAP, they can appeal to local educators to determine if they should be allowed to graduate….
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Boffy says it involves several steps and the students’ grades are also considered along with any hurdles they might be facing. She gave examples of students who are undergoing chemotherapy, or who have severe test anxiety.
She says an appeal is not the same as a waiver, which was used during the pandemic when they were unable to administer LEAP tests.
After serving 12 years on BESE, Boffy feels her initiative to allow for the appeals process in Louisiana will be among her proudest achievements. She’s optimistic a new board won’t reverse the appeals option, but if they do…
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Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley and Governor-elect Jeff Landry have been outspoken opponents of the appeal process.
The list of Heisman finalists is out and Jayden Daniels is one of four players’ up for the award. Tiger Rag Editor Todd Horne says the oddsmakers believe Daniels will be LSU’s third Heisman Trophy winner…
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Daniels leads college football in most offensive categories including yards per rush at 8.4 yards a carry. Horne says that sets Daniels apart from the other two quarterbacks up for the award….
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Some have mentioned LSU’s 9-3 record and its potential to hurt Daniels’ chances win the Heisman but Horne says, that shouldn’t matter…
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The other finalists are Oregon quarterback Bo Nix, Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr and Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. The Heisman Trophy winner will be announced Saturday night.
Saints quarterback Derek Carr has suffered another concussion from a hard hit he took in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. It’s the second head injury for the 32-year-old in a month. He also sustained a concussion on November 12th in a loss to the Vikings. Coach Dennis Allen says the concussion is not the only injury Carr has…
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The Saints season is slipping away as they’ve lost three in a row and they are 5-5 on the season. Atlanta is in first place in the NFC South with a 6-6 record and they own the tiebreaker over New Orleans. Allen says they need a win this Sunday against Carolina…
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Kick-off between New Orleans and the Panthers in the Superdome on Sunday is at noon.